Baltic ultra championship 300km ENG

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In the Baltics, the second ultra championship will take place in the city of cyclists in Kuldīga. This time, two ultra cyclists, Guinness record holders and athletes of the year in their region in folk sports – Arvis Sprude and Krisjanis Ratiniks – have taken care of the planning and organization in order to create the most powerful Baltic ultra championship. Competitors will have to complete one 305 km lap on paved roads and meet a 24-hour time limit.

 

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On June 15, 2024, the Baltic Ultra Road Cycling Championship will start in Kuldiga, Latvia. The competition will be held according to international ultra cycling regulations, adapting them to local requirements and possibilities. Cyclists from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are invited to the start in order to determine the strongest and fastest Baltic ultra champion.

The 305-kilometer distance route will lead in one circle along Latvia’s asphalted roads, with a total height of about 750 meters.

Participants will be tasked with following the marked route on navigation devices, but fans will be able to follow the ride online at Trackcourse.com as each participant will be equipped with a GPS transmitter.

After the start in Kuldīga, participants will have to complete a 305km long route in self-supported form within 24 hours, which means that outside help is not allowed, accompanying route is not allowed, but participants are allowed to visit shops and other publicly accessible places.

Route:

A one-circle route to be followed counter-clockwise.

Participants will receive GPX files with the route 10 days before the start, which can be loaded into their smart devices and/or cycling computers.

The route will lead only on paved roads in Latvia. Small sections will have to be done on the main roads of the country, the other roads will have low traffic intensity.

The route is not marked in nature, there is no closed or restricted traffic during the race.

305 km with a total elevation of 750 m

Planning:

The race takes place from 08:30 on June 15th to 08:30 on June 16th, which means that 305 kilometers are covered in 24 hours.

Participants plan their own moments of rest and meals.

Race

Start and Finish in Kuldīga, on the territory of Kuldīga sports school. Moving only along the specified route, the participants must cover 305 km, including the control time.

DEGREE OF COMPLEXITY

The route will lead only on asphalt roads with asphalt of different quality. It should be taken into account that road repairs are possible in some places, which can make movement difficult. Additional difficulties can be caused by sections with headwinds.

After the start, the participants will have to cross the historic brick bridge in Kuldīga for Venta. The leaders will be accompanied by motorcyclists from the Pirmās motoskolas for all 305 kilometers

PRIZES

In the 300 km distance, the winners of the women’s and men’s groups will be awarded with a 1000 EUR special coupon for the purchase of a De Rosa 838 bicycle during 2024.

Each participant will receive a souvenir for reaching the finish line.

The total prize pool for both distances is 7000 EUR.

The most important equipment:

  • a bicycle;
  • helmet, lights;
  • a smartphone, GPS device or bike computer where you can load a route and follow it;
  • GPS transmitter issued by the organizers;
  • tool kit;

PARTICIPATION FEE: 115 EUR (applying until May 15) After May 15, the participation fee is 160 EUR

PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES:
  • GPS transmitter for travel time;
  • Prize winners from De Rosa;
  • useful prizes for all finishers;
  • accompanying the leaders for all 305 km;
  • shower, changing room and storage room at the start/finish;
  • member’s personalized number;
  • time control;
  • fully planned route;

The most important points of the regulation:

  • The Baltic Ultra Championship in road cycling will take place on 15-17 of June 2024 in Kuldīga
  • Two distances are available: 305 km and 800 km
  • Each participant is given a GPS transmitter
  • The route is defined and leads only on paved roads in one circle. Riders follow a previously sent GPX file.
  • Participants ride without outside support. The use of accompanying transport is not allowed
  • It is allowed to ride in a group with other participants
  • Each participant who completes the entire route and enters the control time receives a souvenir for completing the distance
  • The fastest (women/men) of each distance and each group receive prizes from De Rosa. Total prize fund 7000 EUR.

Regulation of Baltic Ultra

The maximum number of Baltic Ultra participants is 100 cyclists!

From now on, every second year, the Baltic ultra championship will determine the most durable road cyclists in the Baltics.

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